Gum paste sunflowers and gerbera daisies are among the easiest flowers to make, but if you don't add a stem to them…they pretty much just lie there. Here's what you'll need to take your flowers to new heights:
Gum paste in the same color as the flower, florist's tape, a bamboo dowel, a small brush, a container of gum glue adhesive (a pinch of gum paste dissolved in a tablespoon of water), and, of course, a gerbera daisy or sunflower. Start by peeling off enough florist's tape to wrap the length of the dowel. Stretch about an inch of the tape at one end; when the adhesive is activated, the tape's color lightens.